Steve Baker MP

Steve Baker, Conservative MP for Wycombe


Office: 150a West Wycombe Road, High Wycombe, HP12 3AE Tel: 01494 448408 Email:;


Steve Baker has been a Member for Wycombe since 6 May 2010 general election. Before entering the House of Commons he co-founded In partnership the Cobden Centre, an educational charity for social progress through honest money, free trade and peace. He also established and chairs an All-Party Parliamentary Group on Economics, Money and Banking and he is a Vice Chair of the Aerospace APPG. He serves on Parliament’s Transport Committee.

Prior Career

Steve Baker's career began in the Royal Air Force as an engineer officer working with Tornado, Jaguar and the Adour aero engine. He became a Chartered Engineer through the Royal Aeronautical Society and held a military airworthiness licence.


Steve Baker read for an MSc in Computer Science at Oxford University (St Cross College) and joined a specialist, entrepreneurial software firm as Head of Consulting and Product Manager before taking on various senior roles in technical contexts.


Communications Data Surveillance

Commenting on an article in the Telegraph regarding Government web surveillance from 2 April 2012 Steve Baker robustly states on his website:

I did not seek employment to roll forward Labour’s surveillance plans
What is sure is that I certainly did not stand for election in order to help roll forward Labour’s surveillance state. My posts tagged 1984 and privacy demonstrate my long standing outrage at the creeping development of state intrusion in the UK.


Copyright-Internet 26 January 2012

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of the proposed US legislation, the (a) Stop Online Piracy Act and (b) Protect IP Act on free expression and circulation of ideas within British culture and media; [91612]
(2) what (a) discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues and (b) representations he has made to the US Government on the proposed US legislation, the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act. [91613]

Internet and Privacy

The Internet and Privacy Debate 28 October 2010:

Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the great things about this debate is that it highlights the need for everyone to secure their wireless networks? I happen to be a software engineer, and I am struck by the fact that using an unencrypted wireless network is equivalent to shouting our personal details on a bus. Does he agree that we should all secure our networks?